. What are lice?
❖Lice are parasites found in human bodies. There are
three types namely;
➢ Head lose known as Pediculus humanus
➢ Body and clothes louse known as Pediculus
➢ Pubic or crab louse known as Pthirus pubis
❖ Lice feed on human blood in order for them to
➢ How are they spread?
➢ Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention
(2013) asserts that lice are most commonly
➢They are also spread by the sharing of
clothing, brushes, combs and caps.
➢Having lice is therefore not an indicator of
poor personal hygiene (CDCP,, 2013).
What is the treatment?
Individuals infested with lice according to Hooker and Shiel (nd). should
follow the following step;
➢Remove their clothing
➢Apply prescription or Over-the-counter lice medications according to
➢Wear clean clothes
➢Inspect and comb dead lice out of the hair every 2 to 3 days
➢Treat again after 10 days
➢In case of no dead lice twelve hours after treatment see medial
professional for new prescription and follow instruction
What do you do with the linen and belongings?
➢ All the washable linen that had contact with the infected person should ...